dicotyledonnoun [ C ]uk /ˌdaɪ.kɒt.ɪˈliː.dən/ us /ˌdaɪ.kɑː.t̬əlˈiː.dən/ specialized
adjective uk /ˌdaɪ.kɒt.ɪˈliː.dən.əs/ us /ˌdaɪ.kɑː.t̬əlˈiː.dən.əs/
Examples from literature
- As many of the dicotyledons are trees or shrubs that lose their leaves annually, special leaves are developed for the protection of the young leaves during the winter.
- Dicotyledons have bark, wood, and pith, and grow by producing a new ring of wood outside the old.
- I will describe as examples the reproduction of a moss, a fern, and a dicotyledon.
- Nearly all of the dicotyledons may be placed in one of two great divisions distinguished by the character of the petals.